Are you ready for a fresh start? (photo)

It's that time of year again to make all of those New Year's resolutions... 

As another year comes to a close and 2017 brings with it the promise of fresh starts, renewed promises and new goals, we must take some time to look inward. Sometimes outside pressures can sidetrack us from the most important changes that need to happen... changes within us.

Our friends comment on the better job they're hoping for or the opportunity to buy a bigger home or a more reliable vehicle. One of the biggest focuses in the media right now is the pressure to be healthier in 2017. Gym memberships will soar in the coming weeks and people will buy more vitamins and supplements... 

2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us that "we are a new creation if we are in Christ. Old things have passed away and all things have become new."

While it's important to set new goals and strive to become a better version of ourselves, we must remember that in Christ we are renewed every day. (When we spend time with him) :) Detail... 

2 Corinthians 4:16 says "Our inward man is being renewed day by day."

So whether 2016 was your best year yet or you can't wait to forget about last year, know that 2017 is bright and full of great things! 

So, go ahead, enjoy those last Christmas cookies as you dive into God's word for direction into your best year yet!

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